Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionMake your spring garden sing with 'Amazing Grace' creeping phlox (Phlox subulata). Crisp white blooms with magenta-pink eyes cover needle-like evergreen foliage in late spring to early summer, forming a cheery carpet of flowers. Perfect for covering slopes or cascading over walls, this groundcover is incredibly versatile in the landscape. This charming perennial attracts pollinators, resists deer and drought, and is cold hardy! Creeping phlox is a low-maintenance wonder and is a great flowering groundcover for gardeners of any skill.DetailsBotanical name:Phlox subulata ‘Amazing Grace’ Common name: Creeping phlox, Moss Pinks, Moss Phlox, Mountian Phlox. Zone: 3-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours), Part Sun (4-6 Hours) Height x width: 4-6″ x 24″ Flower color: White with magenta eye Foliage color: Green Bloom season: Late spring-early summer Uses: Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Border plant. How To GrowSoil: Well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH. Light: Phlox grow best in full sun (or partial shade in the South) Water: Low to Average. Spacing: 18″ apart. Fertilizing: A general-purpose slow-acting granular fertilizer worked into the soil around the plants in the spring is sufficient for phlox for the season. Winterizing: No special care needed. Leave foliage standing in winter, and clean up spent foliage in spring. Maintenance & pruning: Cut back stems after flowering by 1/2. This will maintain dense growth and attractive habit for the summer months. This will also encourage some fall rebloom. Cut out any brown stems.
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